This week, Shawn and Anthony found a guild city in Age of Conan but still need to purchase an outer wall -- won't you help? Also: Crysis Warhead examined, Lost theories expounded, Nexon's Combat Arms engaged, and more! Length: 1:58:16
Jeff returns from Europe and heads to a place that's decidedly not European: E3. He joins Shawn, Ryan, and Jen Tsao in remembering E3 with revisionist history, plus impressions of Dawn of War 2, Borderlands, Crysis Warhead, and Dragon Age. Length: 1:32:36
Shawn, Ryan, Anthony, and Robert are all here for Jeff Green's final Brodeo. Among cherished memories you'll find discussion of Spore, Demigod, and Far Cry 2, and the finer merits of "Dorito Dust" are debated. Length: 2:07:56
The CGW Editors are back from E3 and..surprise!...playing lots of games. Find out what they like and what they hate in this exciting, action-packed podcast. Also, some techno-lust from Darren and Shawn Elliott. And we learn that Ryan Scott is, indeed, still alive. Length: 39:58
Are random maps a good thing? Yeah, well, says you! This is just one of the many controversial topics that Team CGW tackle in this very special podcast. We also weigh in on the WoW movie, episodic content, and the importance of flossing. Only a fool would miss this, so, ya know, don't be one! Length: 46:05
Insanity reigns supreme this week as the GFW crew eat some bad mushrooms and then wax philosophical on the differences between web and print reviews, and the uselessness of "collector's editions." All this plus the triumphant return of the Heroes of the Web, and a very special singing performance by Jeff Green! Length: 1:20:20
You want Ryan Scott? You got Ryan Scott! It's all Ryan all the time, as GFW Radio's legendary "quiet man" steps up to the plate while the rest of the crew is out on assignment. What happens when the cork finally comes off? You know you don't want to miss it! Length: 1:10:14
In an extra-special extra-long extra-everything giant mega podcast, brought to you by the makers of Yoda Milk, the GFW Radio crew welcomes two (2!) very special guests: Robert "Dr Max Chill, PhD" Ashley and, Gamers With Jobs cool dude (and frequent 1up.com contributor) Julian Murdoch, who converse with Shawn, Ryan, and Jeff on a variety of topics, both off and not. In this week's grab bag of nonsense: a protest against America's Army, a protest against Diablo 3, a lovefest for...
On this extra-scary Halloween broadcast, the GFW editors confront the horrors of Dark Messiah and Battlefield 2142, and relive the nightmare that is the infamous 7-9 scale. Also: Ryan returns with more Guild Wars lovin', and the GFW Radio Players debut with their first live performance! Pass the popcorn, bizatch! Length: 1:18:40
Life got you down? Then let the warm, mellifluous, honey-coated voices of GFW Radio remind you just how sweet it is to be alive, as they offer prime scoopage on Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, tell you how to use your Guitar Hero guitar with your PC, and offer further thoughts on the controversial GFW Live initiative. Do your ears a favor and listen now! Length: 1:07:19
It's all hate, all the time, in a very special GFW Radio Hate-a-palooza!! We pass out our Worst of the Year awards, bag on loser anime nerds, and still refuse to install Vista! On the bright side: Ryan admits he was wrong about WoW, and Jeff gives Shawn a brief but informative French lesson. Feel the hate! Length: 1:13:52
In this very special psychedelic episode of GFW Radio, the editors drift so many tangents away from the original topic that they end up back at Shawn Elliott's junior high, accepting money from robots. Meanwhile, back on topic, the gang share their impressions of Shadowrun, the new GalCiv II expansion, and Silverfall. And Whiskey Nerd makes a triumphant return. Length: 1:23:12
GDC 2007 is upon us, and the GFW editors harbor hope that it won't become another E3. They then wax poetic on the return of full-motion video in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and cry "more!" when confronted with awesome co-op modes. Also: signs you're playing way too damn much Tetris in this week's Heroes of the Web segment. Length: 1:16:29
It's a Wii-Free Zone as the CGW editors yammer about Guild Wars: Factions, Heroes V, and other new releases. Meanwhile, Ryan declares his love for the grilled cheese sandwiches at E3. All this plus your chance to win Heroes V tarot cards! Length: 34:55
Jeff Green and his merry band of CGW editors sit down at our makeshift E3 studio and gush about how good of a year PC gaming is in for. Join Jeff, Darren, Ryan, Eric, Shawn, and Sean (which makes a total of 3 Shawn/Sean's on CGW's staff) as they discuss Spore, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Crysis, BioShock, Alone in the Dark, and more. Length: 24:14
Jeff "Scoop" Green goes to Blizzard to see StarCraft 2, but all he wants to talk about is their cool bathroom. Awesomesauce. Fortunately, all is not lost, as Dr. Maximum Chill, PhD, makes a house call to GFW Radio to educate us all about game boners, and what to do about them. Also up for discussion, a look at InstantAction.com, an unpleasant new definition of DipRips that you won't be able to unhear, and an unruly digression into the messy circus that is Berkeley, California. Length:...
The GFW Radio crew gives thanks for the Internet by chatting more about The Witcher, the World of WarCraft 2.3 patch, the political agenda of Blacksite: Area 51, and what playing Rock Band says about your character -- plus, Shawn reveals his secret online alter-ego. Length: 1:15:14
On the first GFW Radio of GDC Week, we welcome Warren Spector of Juntion Point Studios and Paul Wedgwood of Splash Damage for a deep conversation about stealing books and coming up with the idea for The Da Vinci Code, among others. Length: 1:27:11
Host Jeff Green is gone on vacation. The inimitable Sean Molloy has moved away. But the Brodeo must go on, even if that means posing as a market study group, roaming the streets of Berkeley, and then recording more material in Robert Ashley?s bedroom. And that?s the spoiler-free version. Don?t miss this -- the most bizarre episode of GFW Radio ever. Length: 1:16:47
The CGW editors profess their love for Rise of Nations, their distress for the new BF2 patch, and their annoyance over Microsoft's announcement that Halo 2 will not be available for Live Anywhere. OMGWTFLOL!!1 All this plus Why All MMOs Are Doomed to Failure. And a big sneeze by Shawn Elliott. Length: 40:31
With the entire GFW crew back and fully caffinated and crammed into a storage closet, the random nonsense is cranked to 11, complete with utterly useless tangents on Pocket Pool for PSP and the horrors of game novelizations. Back on topic, LOTR Online and Halo 2 for Vista are discussed, as is this year's E3, whatever the heck it is. All this plus a very special performance by Whiskey Nerd, and a startling revelation about Jeff's socks. Length: 1:09:41
With last week's fiasco behind them, the GFW Radio crew bravely soldier on, tackling such important topics as the unbearable burden of being The Flash, the mysteries of Habbo Hotel, and why the next big gaming platform won't be the Mac. Also: Heroes of the Web, SimCity crybabies, and purple people on arcade rides, all ridiculed for your listening pleasure! Length: 1:18:03
With Shawn Elliott off picking four-leaf clovers and eating Lucky Charms in Ireland, the remaining GFW editors ramble on senselessly about things of no consequence whatsoever, such as why there has been no good Batman game on the PC, and whether or not Harry Knowles counts as a celebrity. Also, back on topic: love for Fallout 3 and BlizzCon--and loathing for Dr. Phil. Length: 45:30
The CGW Editors stop slacking long enough to finally record another podcast! Huzzah! Listen in as they weigh in on the good and bad of Prey and Titan Quest, and other burning issues of the day. Plus: Sean and Shawn, differentiated at last! Length: 41:29
And then there were three: With Jeff and Shawn stricken with various forms of the plague, the remaining not-quite-dead-yet GFW crewmates get deadly serious and ask, "Does Games for Windows Live Gold sound like it's worth it?" Answer: probably not. Also: a wee bit of post-GDC talk, and a special guest for our Heroes of the Web segment. Length: 58:59
The full GFW crew is back, just in time to hear Shawn tell everyone how freakin' great S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is. Also, more Peggle lovin', a rant on the hazards of writing reviews and previews, and yet more reader questions answered. Why? Because we fuggin' LURV you, that's why? Length: 1:25:26
It's a podcast of laughter and tears, as the joys of Anthony's romantic pursuits is countered by the departing of Sean, who is off for bigger and better things, the dumb bastard. In other news, Jeff waxes poetic on Mass Effect PC, and, with ample warnings to turn the thing off, the group takes on Metal Gear Solid 4, complete with massive spoilers and the kind of analysis that only a peasant could love. All this plus Robert Ashley's astonishing dolphin impressions. Length: 1:44:35
Just because BioShock is out and everyone and their smelly ol' grandma is playing it doesn't mean we have to blather on about it like everyone else. Okay, except maybe a little. But we don't spoil anything. And we can't run it on our PCs anyway. Meanwhile, Shawn Elliott regales us with exciting new infotainment about Half Life 2: Episode 2 and Team Fortress 2, and regular GFW Robert Ashley joins in to share some horrific and lollerific stories about life on the road as a roving games...
On the downside, we're late again. On the upside, we have a special guest again! And it's Crispin Boyer from EGM! Wowie! Yay! Join the gang as they discuss a whole gaggle of exciting topics, such as Halloween hijinks, Bruce Springfield, Crispin's early life of crime, one naughty listener's drug solicitation, and a very special Ryan Scott Meltdown over his hatred of comic book scribe Mark Millar. Oh yeah, there's some game talk in here, too, somewhere. We think. We blame the Halloween candy. -...
How much will Vista cost? How much is a Canadian dollar worth? How long will it take Ryan to grow a beard? The fearless CGW editors answer these--and many more!--burning questions of the day. Why? Because they love you. Length: 40:37
What's the deal with....crummy console ports? The GFW crew ponder the PC versions of Shadowrun, Halo 2, and Resident Evil 4 while fending off the suspicious, noxious fumes in the recording studio, which are only partially attributable to Darren's rancid egg salad sandwich. Also this week: Ralphie raps, a geek hierarchy is presented, and the editors discuss their most anticipated games of the year, not including Cudgel of Xanthor. Length: 1:38:39
Who lives to serve you? Why, yes, it is in fact GFW Radio, who are bringing you this extra-special legendary collector's edition game-of-the-year second podcast of the week, all for the low price of absolutely nothing! Joining us live in the studio is Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who answers our 8 zillion questions about Crysis and also educates us on other matters, such as why Europeans prefer boobs over guns, to which we say: WTF? Length: 1:26:51
OH MY GOD ORANGE BOX IS ALMOST OUT AND WE ARE SO EXCITED! Okay, maybe we're not that excited. But we do spend some time with Shawn Elliott's TF2 Tips for the Dumb and Clueless, and ponder the the importance of being a medic. Also, impressions of Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, nothing on World in Conflict yet again because Sierra is lame about sending us copies, and the usual pointless ruminations on a variety of vaguely offensive topics. Also: Jeff confesses his love for Ugly Betty....
It's a special Not Very GFW Radio this week, with Ryan, Darren, and Sean all slacking off for the holidays. Instead, special guests Robert Bobito Max Chill Ashley and Bryan I Can't Stop Yelling Inithar join GFWers Shawn and Jeff for 90+ minutes of rambling babble,.including more bad job stories, the sad uselessness of Holiday Buyer's Guides, and the annoyance of Xbox Live jackholes. Plus, Shawn spreads more COH: Opposing Fronts love, and Jeff breaks up with The Witcher. Extra special mad props...
In the final, epic brodeo of 2007, the GFW Radio crew pontificate, opine, rant, and whine for nearly two hours on all sorts of exciting topics, some of which include the Duke Nukem Forever trailer, the sad sales figures of Crysis and Unreal Tournament, the good and bad of Mass Effect, and the game that made Shawn Elliott use the word "delightful." Also, Jeff Green sees red over more bad game writing. And one GFW editor bids us all farewell. So laugh and cry with us as we kiss this...
The boys of CGW welcome Very Special Guest Jane Pinckard of The 1UP Show, who shares her insights on adventure games, review scores, and (*gulp*) sex in videogames. Meanwhile, Ryan tries hard not to be nervous, Jeff talks in a scary falsetto, and other random hijinks ensue. Length: 40:25
The GFW editors get all thoughtful and wistful as they contemplate what it all means that Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and The Crossing are now coming to consoles. Also: Ryan blows his top over Guild Wars, Jeff shows geek love for Lord of the Rings Online, and Shawn Elliott gets all thesbian on us with dramatic readings from the World Wide Web! Length: 1:04:37
GFW Radio Outtake "special!" Due to technical difficulties, or alien sabotage, this week's GFW Radio, which would have been a whopping 2.5 hour geek-a-palooza, was lost forever in hard drive hell. However, our hero Sean Molloy did manage to find and recover the last 40 minutes, which we present to you simply for curiosity's sake, like a car wreck. For collectors and completists only. Length: 42:15
It's the eve of this great nation's birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to spend an hour or so with the foul-mouthed, angry, mean-spirited slobs of GFW, who have nothing good to say about anyone! We kid. Actually, there's a whole lotta love this week, as we share happy thoughts about the Quake Wars beta, Fallout 3, Insurgency, Threadspace: Hyperbol, and more. All this plus Heroes of the Web, Ralphie as Stan, and the soothing sound of Ryan chewing on Welch's Gummy Snacks! Length:...